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Dr. Jeffrey D. Bradley MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Bradley specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Bradley trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bradley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), proton therapy

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Proton Therapy, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

Dr. Parag Jitendra Parikh MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Parag Parikh's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Parikh include hepatobiliary cancer, genitourinary cancer, and thoracic cancer. Dr. Parikh accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Parikh's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Siteman Cancer Center - South County.

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Clinical Interests: Genitourinary Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $275
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $103
Dr. Imran Zoberi MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 101
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Imran Zoberi's specialty is radiation oncology. His areas of clinical interest consist of gamma knife radiosurgery, breast cancer, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). Dr. Zoberi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery, radiation therapy

All Interests: Sarcoma, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Radiation Therapy, Breast Cancer

Dr. Clifford Grant Robinson MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Neuro-Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 101
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Clifford Robinson practices radiation oncology and neuro-oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, spine tumor, and lung cancer. Dr. Robinson is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robinson honors.

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Relevant Interests: , Gamma Knife radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

All Interests: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Thoracic Cancer, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Spine Tumor, ... (Read more)

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What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, uses high energy rays to treat tumors or cancer. Radiation damages the DNA of cancer cells, killing them or making it impossible for them to divide and for cancer to spread. Radiation therapy can be used alone or in combination with surgery or other treatments, such as chemotherapy. It is an option for tumors that cannot be easily accessed surgically, such as those at the base of the skull, and it can be used following surgical cancer treatment to remove remaining cancerous tissue and prevent recurrence of cancer. Sometimes radiation therapy is used as a palliative treatment to shrink tumors. Rather than cure your condition, palliative treatments treat symptoms, such as pain caused by spinal tumors and problems with eating or drinking caused by esophageal tumors.

The type of therapy you receive will depend on the size, type, and location of your tumor or cancer, as well as the sensitivity of the surrounding healthy tissue, your age, and your medical history. Radiation treatment may be delivered in two ways:

  • Internally, meaning radioactive material is placed inside of your body. Brachytherapy is a commonly used method of internal radiation therapy. Using catheters or needles, radioactive seeds or pellets are placed inside the body, and over the course of several weeks or a few months, the seeds will deliver radiation. Permanent brachytherapy leaves the seeds in your body permanently without causing side effects while temporary brachytherapy removes them after a treatment session.
  • Externally, using a machine that aims radiation beams outside of your body. External radiation therapy is also known as external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). There are several types of EBRT, which differ in intensity and type of beams used. EBRT can be done before surgery (preoperatively), during surgery (intraoperatively), or after surgery (post-operatively).

Before you undergo radiation therapy, a team of medical professionals, including a radiation oncologist, will work with you to determine a treatment plan. This will involve mapping the area around the tumor or cancer, determining proper positioning for treatment delivery, and determining dosage. Treatment delivery will occur in sessions over the course of several weeks or months, depending on the type and size of cancer and its location in the body, among other factors.

Although radiation therapy aims to target only cancerous cells, damage to normal healthy cells may occur. You might experience side effects from radiation during treatment or in the months and years following it. They are dependent on the areas treated and may include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, skin irritation, hair loss, memory loss, and infertility. Your oncologist will take into account the amount of radiation that different areas of your body can receive safely while determining your treatment plan.

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